External Ids for SCTR Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SCTR Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a G protein-coupled receptor and belongs to the glucagon-VIP-secretin receptor family. It binds secretin which is the most potent regulator of pancreatic bicarbonate, electrolyte and volume secretion. Secretin and its receptor are suggested to be involved in pancreatic cancer and autism. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for SCTR Gene
SCTR (Secretin Receptor) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SCTR include Gastrinoma and Scott Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Presynaptic function of Kainate receptors. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include G protein-coupled receptor activity and secretin receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is VIPR1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for SCTR Gene
Receptor for secretin (SCT), which is involved in different processes such as regulation of the pH of the duodenal content, food intake and water homeostasis (PubMed:7612008, PubMed:25332973). The activity of this receptor is mediated by G proteins which activate adenylyl cyclase (By similarity). Upon binding to secretin, regulates the pH of the duodenum by (1) inhibiting the secretion of gastric acid from the parietal cells of the stomach and (2) stimulating the production of bicarbonate (NaHCO(3)) from the ductal cells of the pancreas (By similarity). In addition to regulating the pH of the duodenal content, plays a central role in diet induced thermogenesis: acts as a non-sympathetic brown fat (BAT) activator mediating prandial thermogenesis, which consequentially induces satiation. Mechanistically, secretin released by the gut after a meal binds to secretin receptor (SCTR) in brown adipocytes, activating brown fat thermogenesis by stimulating lipolysis, which is sensed in the brain and promotes satiation. Also able to stimulate lipolysis in white adipocytes. Also plays an important role in cellular osmoregulation by regulating renal water reabsorption. Also plays a role in the central nervous system: required for synaptic plasticity (By similarity).
Secretin receptors are members of the glucagon receptor family that also includes glucagon, GLP-1, GLP-2, GHRH and GIP receptors. Secretin receptors are classically localized to the epithelial cells within the pancreatic and biliary ducts, where they bind to the hormone secretin.